He said we had to ‘make do and mend’ as well:
“We maintained Bristol ‘Beauforts’ in the open, and even made spanners for the Bristol ‘Taurus’ sleeve valve engines plug lead connections because we were told that none were available.”
Extracted from RAF Silloth – Wartime memories of the men and women who knew the airfield at Silloth when it was operational. Ed. Maggie Clowes. Retyped by Chris Graham.